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  • 10/13/2020 9:00 PM | Anonymous

    We have been pushing the CEO Mindset course offered by JULO Strategy for a full year now. Along with the great results being achieved by it's graduates, veteran business owners and CEOs (or other executive roles) in Florida can attend the Phase 1 at no-cost thanks to a grant provided by Veterans Florida. A dozen or more FAVOB members have gone through the program and we've gained members out of it as well thanks to our partnership with JULO Strategy to facilitate getting more veterans into the class.

    If you can give three hours every Wednesday evening for six weeks (plus some homework in between), then we highly recommend that you participate in this CEO Mindset course. This is really a rather easy way for business owners to invest in themselves. Please take a hard look at this right now and jump on it if you are tired of being your best/only employee, doing too much on your own, or not seeing the needed growth in revenue. Don't keep thinking that you are too busy to do CEO Mindset. The reason you are too busy is because your business is running you instead of you running your business. Learn to ADE yourself - Automate, Delegate, and Eliminate.

    Our next CEO Mindset™ course is right around the corner! Seats are filling up fast! You must apply for this cohort and the deadline is OCTOBER 28th! Reserve your seat before they are gone! https://lnkd.in/dD5zdXR

    DATES:

    Wednesdays Nov 4th through Dec 9th, 2020 5:30 pm-8:30 pm

    Wednesdays Jan 6th through Feb 10th, 2021 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Have more questions? Please reach out to Beth Zimmer at beth@julostrategy.com!


  • 10/12/2020 12:47 PM | Anonymous

    Women-Owned Startups in Rural America - Learn About Useful Tools & Resources

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 1pm to 2pm EST

    80% of rural small business owners believe the quality of life and cost of living are much better in rural areas, BUT they cite challenges.

    Join this LIVE Q&A session where the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), USDA and SCORE will dedicate the full hour to answering your questions on the top challenges rural startups face and the most effective resources and programming to help your business thrive.

    This lively discussion will delve into the available training and resources for women business owners and entrepreneurs in rural America.The expert panelists include: NWBC Council Member Barbara Kniff-McCulla, owner and CEO of KLK Construction, CEO of SCORE Bridget Weston, and a special guest from the USDA.

    You can submit your questions during registration and during the LIVE webinar.

    https://readytalk.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1365452&tp_key=bd77adb685&sti=scoreeventpage


  • 10/12/2020 12:46 PM | Anonymous

    SEO for Non-Techies & Small Businesses 

    Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm EST

    This free webinar will teach you what SEO or Search Engine Optimization is. We will walk you through the process of creating a keyword driven content strategy. Explain what a long tail Keyword is, and what On-Page and Off- Page optimization are. You will also learn how to get build backlinks to your website and how to avoid black-hat optimization. Attending the Effective Digital Marketing Channels for Small Businesses webinar first is highly recommended. Click here for more information and to register.

    http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=kwnwarcab&oeidk=a07ehb1y8bsb3e4968c


  • 10/12/2020 12:44 PM | Anonymous

    Effective Digital Marketing Channels for Small Businesses 

    Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm EST

    This free webinar addresses the Channels box in the Business Model Canvas and is a continuation of the Marketing to Your Target Market webinar. It identifies the different Digital Marketing Channels available to you and what are the most important channels for your business. We will show you why having a Unique Selling Proposition (USP) is so important for Digital Marketing and provide you with the key elements to a successful Digital Marketing strategy. Click here for more information and to register.

    http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=kwnwarcab&oeidk=a07ehb1pjxp140c342a



  • 10/09/2020 5:00 AM | Anonymous

    Tuesday, October 27, 2020 3:00 PM ET:

    Military Veteran to Agriculture EntrepreneurZephrine and Derrick join Bunker Labs to discuss agriculture and farming entrepreneurial paths. How can you get a farm up and running? How can strategic partnerships and community connections help to grow your business?

    Get Your Tickets Here:   https://chapters.bunkerlabs.org/events/details/bunker-labs-national-events-virtual-presents-military-veteran-to-agriculture-entrepreneur/#/

    Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:00 PM ET:

    Veterans in Residence Pitch Competition-Join us for the first ever National Veterans in Residence Pitch Competition featuring participants of the 20B Cohort. Five companies chosen from our 23 cohorts across the county will pitch for a chance to win money to help propel their business forward.There will be pitches, there will be a laughs, there will be Bunker orange and of course . . . PRIZES! 

    Get Your Tickets Here:  :https://chapters.bunkerlabs.org/events/details/bunker-labs-national-events-virtual-presents-veterans-in-residence-cohort-20b-pitch-competition/#/

    Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:00 PM ET:

    The Bunker vConnect Event Series : is the adaptation of the in-person facilitated networking program, Bunker Connect, piloted by Bunker Labs and the Schultz Family Foundation, where 90% of attendees made meaningful connections.Finding a good mentor can be tough and networking is often a chore. Why not try something different that’s fun, effective, and benefits the military-connected community? Grow your network and help others do the same.

    Get Your Tickets Here:  https://chapters.bunkerlabs.org/events/details/bunker-labs-national-events-virtual-presents-bunker-vconnect-with-guest-jj-pinter-deputy-director-at-team-rwb/#/


  • 09/09/2020 12:58 PM | Barron Mills (Administrator)

    The StreetShares Foundation presents the Great American Military Entrepreneur Challenge: Covid Comeback Edition in partnership with the Military Influencers Conference and Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program. They want to hear your entrepreneurial comeback story!

    The StreetShares Foundation is committed to creating access to capital opportunities for military veteran and military spouses entrepreneurs who have been impacted by the economic downturn prompted by the pandemic crisis. This award is designed to boost small business owners who are innovating and creating a social impact in the changing marketplace.

    Submit your application before the October 3 deadline!

    Don't wait! Visit the StreetShares Foundation website, download their featured e-book, and submit your application for the $25,000 Great American Military Entrepreneur Challenge.

  • 09/03/2020 12:40 PM | Barron Mills (Administrator)

    The NASA Kennedy Space Center's Office of Small Business Programs has announced that registration for the 7 October 2020 Regional Outreach Event: Gateway to Small Business Opportunities at NASA  is now open. You can access the registration page here: https://gatewaytosmbizoppsatnasa.eventbrite.com Please register at your earliest convenience. Matchmaking details and the official flyer will be made available soon.

    Questions regarding this event should be directed to smallbusiness@nasa.gov and type “Gateway to Small Business Opportunities at NASA” in the subject line.

  • 09/02/2020 9:27 AM | Barron Mills (Administrator)

    The Veterans Business Incubator is a three-month, part-time evening program open to transitioning military, veterans, and military spouses who are looking to create their startup or grown their existing tech business. There are no fees to participate. Applications are currently open and you can apply here. This first cohort will begin on 6 October. You can see the planned schedule hereUpon graduation from the VBI program, participants may be invited to transition to the Center of Advanced Technology and Innovation’s Venture Incubator program. For additional information, please contact the program's director, Navy veteran Matthew Harper, at harperm@scf.edu and 941-752-5587.

  • 09/01/2020 4:17 PM | Barron Mills (Administrator)

    CARES Act Grant Funds are still available for small businesses in Brevard County but will have to be sent back to the Federal Government if not utilized. E-verify has been a stumbling block for some companies, but it is a mandatory requirement.

    The Brevard County Small Business Economic Relief Program was approved by the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners on 7 July 2020 to assist small businesses and nonprofit organizations with a grant up to $10,000 for recovery and stabilization of business operations. 

    Got here for more information http://www.brevardfl.gov/BrevardCARES/home

    Eligibility Criteria 

    • The small business must be physically located in Brevard County T
    • The small business must have had 50 or fewer employees as of 1 January 2020 
    • The small business must have been negatively impacted financially by the COVID-19 public health emergency 
    • The small business must be enrolled in the US Department of Homeland Security E-Verify program 
    • Applicant’s revenue losses or expenses utilized to establish program eligibility and grant amount must not have been reimbursed through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), Small Business Administration (SBA) Debt Relief Program or other similar federal and state programs. 

    If you can use additional assistance, please contact Sandy Pfrimmer at pfrimmers@easternflorida.edu or phone 321-433-5570.

  • 09/01/2020 3:43 PM | Barron Mills (Administrator)

    Pivoting your company’s business model during this challenging time could mean the difference between your company’s continuity or closure. The R.I.S.E. program may but you need right now.  R.I.S.E (Resilience. Innovate. Sustain. Evaluate.) is a virtual, boot camp-style program focused on sustainability and tackles head-on topics such as the financial, operational, strategic planning and communication challenges small businesses are facing during these unprecedented times.

    Hosted by the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, part of Florida State University’s College of Business, and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University, R.I.S.E. is a six-week program dedicated to small business owners, veteran business owners and military family business owners. Over the course of six weeks, participants will walk away with the tools and training needed to continue to pivot and grow their business during these challenging times. Topics include re-determining your company’s business model, content ideation, rebranding for reopening, determining a sustainable growth rate, strategic assessment and more.

    Applications close on 9 September and the program will run from 14 September to 23 October. Apply here. For additional information, check out this recent informative webinar about R.I.S.E. and join our next Virtual Town Hall on 3 September when this will be one of the entrepreneur/small business programs highlighted that afternoon.

ABOUT ASSOCIATION

Here at FAVOB, we believe that if you have served our country and done so honorably than there should be a real opportunity to start and grow your own business in the State of Florida.

CONTACTS

Email: barron.mills@favob.org
Phone: (407) 221-0286
Physical Address: 835 Bennett Rd. 
Orlando, FL 32803
Mailing Address: PO Box 540447 
Orlando, FL 32854-0447

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